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Personnel Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
know and understand the fundamental principles of human resource management;
know and understand the fundamental instruments of human re-source management;
be able to apply this knowledge to real situations.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

Students learn the fundamentals of human resources and personnel management: development phases in personnel management, tasks in personnel management, personnel planning, determining staffing needs, position-related factors influencing staff planning, personnel costs, personnel cost figures, salary determination, participation models, forms of remuneration, calculating remuneration, personnel evaluation, personnel selection techniques, motivation theories, introduction and training, fluctuation costs, personnel development, working time models, management theories.

recommended or required reading

Bröckermann, R.: Personalwirtschaft. Lehrbuch für das praxisorientierte Studium. 6. Aufl., Stuttgart, 2012.
Drumm, H.-J.: Personalwirtschaft. 5. Aufl., Heidelberg, 2004.
Meffert, H.: Marketing: Grundlagen marktorientierter Unternehmensführung, 11. Aufl., Wiesbaden, 2012.
Kirchler, E. u. A. Schrott: Entscheidungen in Organisationen. Wien, 2003.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Kurt Seipel

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable